After the first small corrections in the third quarter of 2018, contract prices for titanium dioxide were for the first time reduced more sharply in the negotiations for the fourth quarter.
Negotiations were largely concluded by mid-October. In the chloride sector, price reductions tended to be lower than in other market segments. In the case of simple titanium dioxide grades for use in paints and varnishes, on the other hand, there have been even greater reductions.
This article is an excerpt from EUWID's quarter report on the titanium dioxide market in Western Europe.
Find the full article and the EUWID Price Watch Titanium Dioxide for the fourth quarter in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 48/2018, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 28 November.
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